January 29, 2013 — Sage Scott
One Thing, Three Ways: Great Blue Heron
On a walk along the Mill Creak Streamway trail this past Saturday, I was able to capture a great blue heron fishing, posing, and then perching in a tree. While the capture of the heron with the fish is nothing like the amazing shots regularly posted by Phil Lanoue, it’s the first time I’ve even seen a bird catch a fish like that, so I was pretty excited to catch it on film, even if it’s not the most spectacular shot ever taken.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite shot below?
Great Blue Heron Photo #1. Caught a fish from the melting stream and gobbled it down in one bite.
Great Blue Heron Photo #2. Posing for pics after a fishy snack.
Great Blue Heron Photo #3. Perched up in a tree.
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Last one for me 🙂
Really? Better than the first with the fish in his mouth? Okay, that shot would have been better with a better zoom lens…
That’ll teach me for looking at it on my mobile. I didn’t see the fish. It was the profile view. Looking at it on my lappy, yeah, that one does look better
I just wish the shot was closer/clearer/…. Maybe next time. PS I’m borrowing the British term “lappy.” I hadn’t heard that before, and it’s cute.
LOL Although it has the same syllables as laptop, it seems easier to say. And it’s more informal
I’m always wishing with my photos .. something in a different light, something not in the way, being closer, being further away, I don’t think we will ever be happy with our own photos.
That’s probably good, though. It’s what keeps us trying and trying some more. 🙂
Yes it does.
Wow, what a bird! I like the one in the middle just because he looks so unusual…thanks for sharing the photos! 🙂
Thanks! I usually come across a heron every so many nature trail walks. Lucky for me they’re such big birds so I can usually get a decent shot or two. 🙂
Very cool. I love blue herons. I’m having trouble picking a favorite this time!
I like the third best also, although it is great to capture a bird with prey in its mouth.
Thanks, Vicki. Next time I can hopefully capture the bird with prey closer and more clearly. 🙂
Again some fantastic captures. The third one is my favourite.
What a shot (s)! They are so timid!
Thanks! There was a large stream and many trees between us! 🙂